Winchester

Winchester

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Winchester

Helen Mirren is haunted firearm heiress Sarah Winchester in this mystery thriller from the Speirig brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination).

Sarah Winchester (Mirren) is convinced that she is haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke, Everest) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

2018Rating: M, Supernatural themes & violence99 minsUSA, Australia
HorrorMysteryThrillerTrue Story & Biography
79%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There's a great film to be made out of the Winchester story, but sadly this isn't it.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ho-hum apparitions appear and disappear without a trace. Ms. Mirren and her representatives are probably hoping the movie will do likewise.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A staggeringly pointless supernatural non-chiller featuring some very tiresome jump scares.

1.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The Exorcist this ain't.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame - not a movie of such barreling awfulness that it strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Having laid out an unusually intricate and politically charged puzzle, "Winchester" proceeds to solve it in the clunkiest, most perfunctory way imaginable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Winchester draws on a fascinating true story but then simplifies and sensationalises it to fit creaky, clunky horror conventions.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

You’d think this was a surefire success. Sadly, you’d be wrong.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite an intriguing premise, Winchester misses the mark. Its anti-gun message is a shot in the right direction, but lazy fright tactics and a contradictory ending leave it firing blanks.

2.0
0

I’m so glad someone finally made a movie about this story. Well scripted, nicely place all of the fact about her and house together in the movie. Lovely gesture to show her photographs (only few exist) at the start and end of the movie.

4.0
0

I don't believe its based on truth, yes she exists and the house exists but its a story spun by those selling tours to the Winchester Mystery House. As a film its pretty but lacking, like so many horror films if you don't make the audience care for the characters why watch. There is nothing original and the ending is so obvious. I had more fun watching my...

2.0
0

Like Most 'Insidious' Movies Winchester is not that enjoyable for Horror Lovers (Like Me). But It does Bring Some Good Jump scares to the Silver Screen.

2.0
0

but sadly Winchester was like that staircase: it went nowhere. Interesting that it was based on true events and now I would like to know more about the Winchester house. Helen Mirren as always was great.

3.0
0

Having the sound drown out then explode into a jumpscare isn't frightening in the slightest and is lazily exploiting a natural human reaction and masquerading as 'horror'. Couple that with Jason Clarke who amazingly is able to match Jai Courtney and Sam Worthington in terms of blandness and a story that doesn't surprise or intrigue and what you get is a 90...

1.0
0

I would say this movie is more a thriller than a horror but enjoyed the story as it kept me interested till the end, worth going to see

4.0
0

Thankfully after the women stopped talking in the Flicks Preview, 30 minutes into the movie - I started to enjoy it. Definitely a lot more jumpy moments than the other thriller movies out there. Some ridiculous far-fetched scenes but I'd recommend it - there's far worse out there!

3.0
0

A house with about 100 rooms was not well represented in this film. Jump scares added little and the story was sparse.

3.0
0

I thought this was done really well, lots of scares which I find I don't normally get from horror movies. Had some good facts at the end for those that don't have a background to Sarah Winchester at all

5.0
0

Helen Mirren gives a solid performance in Winchester. But it's still not quite enough to carry the movie across the line. The story-line was passable, but the plethora of cheap frights became annoying after a while. Some interesting ideas are explored, but I was a little disappointed with the film, as a whole. The scariest part of this movie is the fact...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There's a great film to be made out of the Winchester story, but sadly this isn't it.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ho-hum apparitions appear and disappear without a trace. Ms. Mirren and her representatives are probably hoping the movie will do likewise.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A staggeringly pointless supernatural non-chiller featuring some very tiresome jump scares.

1.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The Exorcist this ain't.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame - not a movie of such barreling awfulness that it strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Having laid out an unusually intricate and politically charged puzzle, "Winchester" proceeds to solve it in the clunkiest, most perfunctory way imaginable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Winchester draws on a fascinating true story but then simplifies and sensationalises it to fit creaky, clunky horror conventions.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

You’d think this was a surefire success. Sadly, you’d be wrong.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite an intriguing premise, Winchester misses the mark. Its anti-gun message is a shot in the right direction, but lazy fright tactics and a contradictory ending leave it firing blanks.

2.0
0

I’m so glad someone finally made a movie about this story. Well scripted, nicely place all of the fact about her and house together in the movie. Lovely gesture to show her photographs (only few exist) at the start and end of the movie.

4.0
0

I don't believe its based on truth, yes she exists and the house exists but its a story spun by those selling tours to the Winchester Mystery House. As a film its pretty but lacking, like so many horror films if you don't make the audience care for the characters why watch. There is nothing original and the ending is so obvious. I had more fun watching my...

2.0
0

Like Most 'Insidious' Movies Winchester is not that enjoyable for Horror Lovers (Like Me). But It does Bring Some Good Jump scares to the Silver Screen.

2.0
0

but sadly Winchester was like that staircase: it went nowhere. Interesting that it was based on true events and now I would like to know more about the Winchester house. Helen Mirren as always was great.

3.0
0

Having the sound drown out then explode into a jumpscare isn't frightening in the slightest and is lazily exploiting a natural human reaction and masquerading as 'horror'. Couple that with Jason Clarke who amazingly is able to match Jai Courtney and Sam Worthington in terms of blandness and a story that doesn't surprise or intrigue and what you get is a...

1.0
0

I would say this movie is more a thriller than a horror but enjoyed the story as it kept me interested till the end, worth going to see

4.0
0

Thankfully after the women stopped talking in the Flicks Preview, 30 minutes into the movie - I started to enjoy it. Definitely a lot more jumpy moments than the other thriller movies out there. Some ridiculous far-fetched scenes but I'd recommend it - there's far worse out there!

3.0
0

A house with about 100 rooms was not well represented in this film. Jump scares added little and the story was sparse.

3.0
0

I thought this was done really well, lots of scares which I find I don't normally get from horror movies. Had some good facts at the end for those that don't have a background to Sarah Winchester at all

5.0
0

Helen Mirren gives a solid performance in Winchester. But it's still not quite enough to carry the movie across the line. The story-line was passable, but the plethora of cheap frights became annoying after a while. Some interesting ideas are explored, but I was a little disappointed with the film, as a whole. The scariest part of this movie is the fact...

3.0
0